Wrongful death

Wrongful death

What is a wrongful death?

Sadly, sometimes people die through the negligence of others. This can happen in many different ways, for example on the operating table or through a defect with a car, but it is always a traumatic and tragic occurrence.

Outside of the emotional impact, wrongful death can have a big impact on the finances of the family left behind, especially if they relied on the deceased for financial support. This is why there are compensation laws to help recoup things like lost wages, lost companionship and funeral expenses.

The team at MEJ can guide you through the wrongful death claim process with sensitivity and compassion.

The claim process

Wrongful death claims are usually made by immediate family – but there are some situations when life partners, financial dependents and distant families can also claim. They can make a claim against anyone who caused the deceased’s death due to legal fault.

It is important to work with specialists in wrongful death claims to help simplify the process at one of the most difficult times of your life.

Want to know your rights?

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Things you need to know

  • 01.

    Engage a specialist accident lawyer to represent the deceased’s estate.

  • 02.

    Depending on circumstances, you can claim a range of compensation for things like loss of earnings, loss of inheritance, loss of love and companionship and mental anguish – as well as direct costs like medical and funeral expenses.

  • 03.

    Your legal team will help prepare all of the documents that you need to prove a breach of duty of care that lead to the death of your loved one.

  • 04.

    Call MEJ’s experienced team for a compassionate free no obligation consultation if you believe you have a legal case.